Report to the Community 2011 - Page 8

Our Mission Melbourne Festival’s mission is to present one of the world’s leading annual, international arts festivals, showcasing contemporary themes to a broadly-based and highly-engaged audience, in a major festival event that is acclaimed as “Melbourne’s own”. •  ours components of the Festival program to key regional T centres; • Offers many entry points, including: •  local, Australian and international; • free and ticketed; • low and higher cost; • a range of art-forms; • metropolitan and regional engagement; • Offers fun, surprise and entertainment; Each year, the Festival presents a curated program which through both its individual productions and its overall vision: •  ffers intelligent engagement with the artists, topography and O infrastructure of Melbourne; • Facilitates and further develops arts practice and the arts community; • Reflects the world’s creative innova ѥ